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July 11, 2012


FASTRACK Features

You Can’t Fight This Outstanding Design

By RON RAJECKI, Senior Editor

The city of Chandler, Ariz., may be famous for its annual ostrich festival, but when it came to its new city hall, the city did not want an HVAC engineering firm that was going to bury its head in the sand. Thanks to heads-up work by the team at Phoenix-based SmithGroupJJR, led by Project Engineer Jonathan Silhol, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Chandler’s new city hall showcases some of the HVAC industry’s latest technologies and stands as an example of outstanding HVAC design work, earning HPAC Engineering's inaugural Design Award.

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A Platinum Building for Golden Agers

By RON RAJECKI, Senior Editor

The motto of Portland, Ore.-based Glumac is "Thinking. Inside the Building," and the design team at the company did some of its best thinking in creating the HVAC, plumbing, and lighting systems for the Mirabella retirement community in Portland, Ore., achieving runner-up status in HPAC Engineering's inaugural Design Awards competition.

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FASTRACK News

ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding Achievements

Sixty people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the building industry during ASHRAE’s 2012 Annual Conference, held June 23-27 in San Antonio.

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ASHRAE Announces Fall Online Courses

Eleven online courses on applying ASHRAE standards and employing new technologies for advanced building performance will be offered by the ASHRAE Learning Institute this fall.

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LonMark Adds Testing Sites

LonMark International, a non-profit association supporting certification and education related to interoperability standards for control networking, recently announced the addition of nearly 500 proctored testing sites for LonMark Certified Professional (LCP) candidates in the United States and Canada.

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Free Webinar on Elastomeric-Foam Duct Insulation Set

Do you hesitate to specify duct liner because of concerns about indoor-air quality and/or long-term product sustainability? Are you looking for an alternative to fibrous duct liner and wrap? On July 18 at 2 p.m. ET, join HPAC Engineering magazine and foam-technologies innovator Armacell for a free Webinar examining the science behind elastomeric-foam insulation and the advantages of elastomeric foam when it is utilized as a duct liner or wrap.

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Deadline for HPAC Engineering Engineer of the Year Award Extended

The deadline for entries for HPAC Engineering magazine's second annual Engineer of the Year award, which recognizes a mechanical engineer engaged in HVACR or building automation who has made significant contributions to his or her company and customers, the HVACR industry, and his or her community, has been extended to Monday, July 30.

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'This Old House' Expert Trethewey to Speak at Mechanical Systems Week

Richard Trethewey, plumbing and heating expert on Emmy Award-winning PBS television series “This Old House,” will be the featured General Session speaker for Mechanical Systems Week 2012 Sept. 21 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

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